Server maintenance, expect things to be slow and not working


#1

I’m upgrading to ubuntu 8.04 and taking this opportunity to make a huge backup, as well as adding some RAM to the server.

So expect it to be strange for a couple of hours.  It may be slow or just not working at all.


#2

Well, I fell asleep and didn’t finish the upgrades.  Perhaps tonight.


#3

LOL, uh does this mean that your server was in sleep mode???


#4

Forewarning: php-curl and GD support are not included in the standard Hardy LAMP set up. Had to apt-get them to make stuff work when I did that couple weeks back.
Couple minor differences to the apache2 layout from Feisty too.
I found the GUI dumbed-down like Vista, but you aren’t gonna install it probably. Takes several hours to apt-get install ubtuntu-desktop.
Also noticed webmin (I use that lots) installs everything as root without asking.


#5

So how do you like 8.04?  I’m running it on one box at work and so far I’m impressed.
Ubuntu 8.04 did a great job of identifying hardware on an IBM Netvista…much better than Debian 4.0.


#6

Today I noticed in the User GUI that there’s a root user. You can’t login as root or ftp or ssh as root, only sudo.


#7

Upgraded, made a few changes.  Looks good so far.


#8

Does the server seem faster?


#9

Yeah…it is snappy:-)


#10